Archives for Best Web OpEds

June 2010

Wednesday, June 30:

Sheila Samples: Matt Taibbi: Lara Logan, You Suck (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: David Corn: Obama and the Economy: Is Hope All He's Got?

Sheila Samples: GOPers So Opposed To Wall Street Regulation That They Voted For Bailout Continuation (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Republicans: God approves of guns, rape

Sheila Samples: Christopher Bollyn: The Coming American Revolution

Rory OConnor: Independence Day and Independent Journalism

Sheila Samples: Robert Scheer: The Chinese Aren't Coming

Sheila Samples: Michael Steele's Thurgood Marshall Fail

Sheila Samples: No contest on whether to protect Israel or protect U.S. citizens

Tuesday, June 29:

Mac McKinney: Pepe Escobar: THE ROVING EYE Mistah McChrystal - he dead

Margaret Bassett: The San Francisco Peaks will Never be the Same

Sheila Samples: Dan Froomkin: Gulf Oil Spill: 'A Whale' Of A Skimmer Offers Up Its Services

Sheila Samples: The 30-Year War in Afghanistan

peggyn: Through the Wormhole: The Secret State's Mad Scheme to Control the Internet by Tom Burghardt (2 comments)

Tony Brian: The Hitting Stops Here!

Ned Lud: Live from Planet Norte by Joe Bageant

Curt Day: America's Konkordat

Monday, June 28:


Mac McKinney: FACING SOUTH: BP, BAYOUS AND BYWAYS: Dispatches from the Gulf Coast

Meryl Ann Butler: BP Spills Coffee

Sheila Samples: Glenn Beck to Hold Tea Party Rally on Anniversary of MLK Speech: How Conservatives Are Trying to Hijack Martin Luther Ki

Margaret Bassett: One Year Later: Honduras Resistance Strong Despite US Supported Coup (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Paul Krugman: The Third Depression

GLloyd Rowsey: How I Wish I Was Wrong, by Fidel Castro (5 comments)

Sheila Samples: House, Senate Democrats agree on pro-Wall Street bank "reform"

Sheila Samples: The burden of hypocrisy (2 comments)

Sunday, June 27:

Henry Pelifian: Wall Street Reform: Politicians Lie, Media Applauds, American Suffers by Dylan Ratigan

Peter Duveen: Explosive evidence at WTC cited by former CDI employee (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Frank Rich: The 36 Hours That Shook Washington

Saturday, June 26:

Aurora: Protester? or Terrorist? "Problems Remain" - Dennis Loo (5 comments)

Sheila Samples: Hands Off Social Security: There Are Better Ways to Cut the National Debt

Sheila Samples: 15,000 Progressive Activists in Detroit: Why No Media or Respect?

Sheila Samples: Bob Herbert: Worse Than a Nightmare

Sheila Samples: Rela Mazali: A Call for Livable Futures

Kevin Gosztola: Activists Hash Out a Labor Platform at the US Social Forum (2 comments)

Kevin Gosztola: 15,000 Progressive Activists in Detroit: Why No Media or Respect? By Sally Kohn

peggyn: British Trade Union Calls for Boycott by Jonny Paul

peggyn: Man Indicted for Using Right to Free Speech by Nat Hentoff (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: Lobbying Firm Director Demands That WaPo Fire Blogger For Not Being "Unbiased Bystander'

Friday, June 25:

Sheila Samples: Philip Giraldi : Punishing Turkey (2 comments)

peggyn: Warning-Warning-Warning Toxic Gas Alert by Mark Sircus (4 comments)

Sheila Samples: The Dodd-Frank bank reform bill: A deeply flawed success (3 comments)

Sheila Samples: "Learned Helplessness." -- In Dire Straits, Americans Whimper Instead (4 comments)

Sheila Samples: How lessons in the dark arts of special ops led McChrystal to the edge

Sheila Samples: Why was General McChrystal fired?

Sheila Samples: Les Leopold: Why the Wall Street-BP Double Standard?

Sheila Samples: Mark Morford: BP welcomes you to the apocalypse

Sheila Samples: BP Oil Spill: Israel's Revenge? (4 comments)

Dennis Kaiser: The Associated Press: Stymied by GOP, Democrats at loss on jobs agenda

Rob Kall: Commentary: Meet Joe Barton, R-Big Oil (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Do Republicans actually want America to fail? (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: Paul Krugman: The Renminbi Runaround

Thursday, June 24:

Sheila Samples: David Corn: Petraeus and the Myth of the Surge

Sheila Samples: Editorial - Serial Apologies, No Contrition

peggyn: Witnessing Against Torture: Why We Must Act by Kathy Kelly

peggyn: There is Something Very Wrong with the "Suicide" of William Kruse by Scott Creighton

peggyn: The Global Political Awakening and the New World Order by Andrew Gavin Marshall

Ned Lud: Supreme Court ruling makes it a crime to work for peace and human rights

peggyn: Out in the Open: The Bipartisan Neoliberal Agenda for America Goes Mainstream - Welcome to My World by Scott Creighton

peggyn: Belgian Lawyers to Charge Barak and Livni for War Crimes by Danna Harman Tags

peggyn: Barriers, Borders, and Blockades: Policing Movement and Controlling Information by Leah Hunt-Hendrix

Sheila Samples: Max Blumenthal: Where Kindness Is A Crime

Sheila Samples: Jim Lobe: Right-Wing Israel Lobby Riding High in Election Run-Up (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: E.J. Dionne Jr. - The wound that Stanley McChrystal opened

peggyn: Murder with Malice Aforethought, or: Screw You--My Dick Is the Biggest! by Arthur Silber

peggyn: Termination Notice: McChrystal Sideshow Masks Murderous Reality by Chris Floyd

Sheila Samples: A Legal Cover for Torture? Did the CIA Conduct Medical Experiments on Detainees?

Wednesday, June 23:

Sheila Samples: McChrystal Survived Tillman Cover-Up And Detainee Abuse, But Not Rolling Stone's Profile

peggyn: Let the Truth Be Heard! by Anait Brutian

peggyn: Plundering the Planet by Felicity Arbuthnot

Robert Arend: Rick Ackerman: Has BP Summoned the Fires of Hell? (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Don't Let the McChrystal Frenzy Obscure the Dirty Truth About Afghanistan

Sheila Samples: Republicans Kill Jobs Bill

Sheila Samples: Harold Meyerson - Centrist and clueless

Odyseus_97: The Gulf crisis: beautiful planet versus deadly profit system

Sheila Samples: Robert Scheer: General Discharge

Dennis Kaiser: NASA Flight Director Confirms 9/11 Aircraft Speed As The "Elephant In The Room" (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Who Wins, Who Loses if Israel Ends Its Gaza Siege? (1 comments)

Tuesday, June 22:

Mac McKinney: Israel's History of Impunity (1 comments)

peggyn: Showdown in the Red Sea: U.S. Sends 11 Warships to Confront Iran (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: Bob Herbert: When Greatness Slips Away

Sheila Samples: Editorial - A Bruise on the First Amendment

Sheila Samples: Dan Rather: We Don't Know

Sheila Samples: Michael Hastings: The Runaway General

Dennis Kaiser: Supreme Court upholds terrorism support law | Reuters

Sheila Samples: Eugene Robinson - A GOP chorus of Joe Bartons on the BP oil spill (1 comments)

Mac McKinney: The FARC side of the story - Colombia's Enduring Guerrilla Movement

Monday, June 21:

Sheila Samples: The Beltway revolving door between consulting and commentary

Sheila Samples: David Corn: Is BP Oil Spill Helping Obama on Afghanistan War?

Dennis Kaiser: What do BP and the Banks Have In Common? The Era of Corporate Anarchy (2 comments)

peggyn: The U.S. War Addiction: Funding Enemies to Maintain Trillion Dollar Racket by David DeGraw

Sheila Samples: Paul Krugman: Budget Deficits - Spend Now, Save Later

Sunday, June 20:

Sheila Samples: First Signs of Strain in Kandahar Offensive

Scott Baker: My Father's Gift to Me By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF

Sheila Samples: Frank Rich: Clean the Gulf, Clean House, Clean Their Clock (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Editorial - On Financial Reform, Congress Defends the Big Guys

Saturday, June 19:

Sheila Samples: Stuart Littlewood: What Sort of Christians become Zionists? (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: Colbert I. King - On Father's Day, hypocrites are all in the family

Sheila Samples: Rowley, McGovern and Ellsberg -- Statement on Wikileaks (5 comments)

Sheila Samples: US and EU impose extra sanctions on Iran (1 comments)

Friday, June 18:

Sheila Samples: Corporate atrocities against nature may ultimately destroy human civilization

Sheila Samples: Dan Froomkin: Al Franken Slams Supreme Court For Dismantling Legal Protections (VIDEO)

Sheila Samples: The meaning of strangulation

Sheila Samples: Where's oil expert Dick Cheney when we need him?

Sheila Samples: Eugene Robinson - Obama must keep to his Afghanistan deadline

Sheila Samples: Ignoring Maher Arar won't make his torture claims go away

M. Wizard: A Disaster for the Gulf Coast, A Disaster for Obama

Dennis Kaiser: BP Aware Of Cracks In Oil Well Two Months Before Explosion

Sheila Samples: Paul Krugman: That '30s Feeling (1 comments)

Thursday, June 17:

Don Smith: Democracy for the other 98% of us

Sheila Samples: Nick Turse: Kick Ass or Buy Gas?

Sheila Samples: Dan Froomkin: Gulf Oil Spill: Rig Owner's Avoidance Of U.S. Jurisdiction Angers House Panel

Sheila Samples: The 2010 Bush-Cheney Gulf Coast Oil Spill

Sheila Samples: Bill Berkowitz: Blockades, Bombs, and the Supernatural: An Evangelical Christian's Solution to Iran's Nuclear Program

Sheila Samples: At Home With Alvin Greene: Will the Carnival Act Get Serious?

Sheila Samples: Where's Dick Cheney on the BP oil spill?

Sheila Samples: E.J. Dionne Jr. - Democrats should show a little pride and purpose

Margaret Bassett: The Spill, The Scandal and the President

Wednesday, June 16:

Sheila Samples: How the U.S. Corporate Media Got the Israel Flotilla Catastrophe So Wrong

Linda Milazzo: Henry Siegman: Israel’s Greatest Loss: Its Moral Imagination

Sheila Samples: Israel-Palestine: The Missing Headlines: As Israel kills and maims, outrage is directed at Helen Thomas (1 comments)

peggyn: Gulf of Mexico Deja Vu from Brasscheck TV

Leon Thompson: FROM THE EDITORS NYT: "How Much Will BP Really Pay?"

M. Wizard: Time: Obama's Speech: Calling for Courage, but Showing Little (3 comments)

Sheila Samples: Neither commission nor inquiry

peggyn: The Post War II New World Order Map: A Proposal to Re-arrange the World after an Allied Victory Revealed By Irish Histo

Sheila Samples: Editorial - No Price to Pay for Torture

Sheila Samples: David Corn: Obama and the BP Spill: A Command Gap?

Sheila Samples: Robert Scheer: Rape and Spillage

peggyn: Drunken Democratic Congressman Attacks Cameraman? ICH

peggyn: Democratic Party Defends Israeli Attack by Stephen Zunes

peggyn: Pro-Israel PAC Contributions to 2010 Congressional Candidates

Sheila Samples: Dan Froomkin: Gulf Oil Spill: What Obama Is Overlooking

Tuesday, June 15:

Don Smith: The Retiree Advocate: On guard for Social Security!

Mac McKinney: Stéphane Hessel on the Gaza Flotilla: Global Citizens Must Respond Where Governments Have Failed

GLloyd Rowsey: The Regulation Crisis, by James Surowiecki (1 comments)

Margaret Bassett: Reagan Revolution Home To Roost -- In Charts

Sheila Samples: Jeremy Scahill: Is Blackwater's Erik Prince Moving to the United Arab Emirates? | The Nation

Sheila Samples: David Corn: Carly Fiorina and Sean Hannity: A Silly Episode

Sheila Samples: Bob Herbert: Unfazed by Reality

Sheila Samples: Editorial - The Unemployed Held Hostage

Sheila Samples: The Anatolian Tiger: How the West Is Losing Turkey

Sheila Samples: Richard Cohen - Fighting the Viet Cong in Afghanistan

Dennis Kaiser: - Targeting Whistleblowers: Truth Telling Endangered-- : ICH - Information Clearing House (1 comments)

Dan Lion: OilTrap Doesn't Work (Thanks for playing, BP)

Monday, June 14:

Sheila Samples: The Mineral Miracle? Or a Massive Information Operation?

Sheila Samples: Jobs Bill: No Guarantee Congress Will Pass Must-Pass Legislation This Week

Sheila Samples: E.J. Dionne Jr. - Too close to another economic cliff

Sheila Samples: Dan Froomkin: Thurgood Marshall Speaks To Obama From Beyond The Grave

Sheila Samples: Legal authority? BP will (mostly) cave to White House demand for escrow account

Sheila Samples: We Don't Need a Cowboy for President

Sheila Samples: The BP disaster underscores government as the problem, not the solution (1 comments)

Juda S. Engelmayer: Gaza Flotilla Captain Tells of Planned Armed Provocation in Video Tape - Juda Engelmayer (9 comments)

Sheila Samples: Terrorists: The Case for Calling Them Nitwits

Sheila Samples: Jackson Diehl - A surge of problems in Afghanistan

peggyn: Israeli minister cancels trip to weapons fair in France after French activists threaten lawsuit by Saed Bannoura (1 comments)

Sunday, June 13:

Sheila Samples: Hands off WikiLeaks!

Sheila Samples: Starhawk: A Moral Path Toward Gaza (1 comments)

peggyn: Government Deploys Drones to Patrol US-Mexico Border by Mike Ludwig (5 comments)

peggyn: U.S. Denies Pushing for Gaza Flotilla Probe at UN by Natasha Mozgovaya (5 comments)

Sheila Samples: US counts cost of tough Afghan week

Sheila Samples: Frank Rich: Two Weddings, a Divorce and "Glee' (1 comments)

Saturday, June 12:

Sheila Samples: Dan Froomkin: Memo To Deficit Hawks: Here's $1 Trillion To Cut -- From The Pentagon

Sheila Samples: Bob Herbert: The Courage to Leave Afghanistan (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Reagan's Legacy of Deregulation Goes Haywire in the Gulf

Sheila Samples: 10 Things That Terrify Right-Wingers

Don Smith: Facebook | Republicans Are Idiots And Arguing With Them Is A Waste Of Time! (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: A comment: Revisiting George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four in 2010 (6 comments)

Friday, June 11:

Sheila Samples: Why Is Dick Cheney Silent on the Oil Spill? (9 comments)


Sheila Samples: David Corn: The Tea Party and GOP Establishment: Dance of Hypocrisy

Sheila Samples: Dawn Johnsen - Restoring leadership and integrity to the Office of Legal Counsel

peggyn: Could International Criminal Court Deploy U.S. as World Law Enforcer? by Glen Ford (5 comments)

Thursday, June 10:

Sheila Samples: Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett: Obama's Charade on Iran Sanctions

M. Wizard: Are Elections for the Rich? Two Thirds of the Senate are Millionaires.

Mac McKinney: Eye-Witness, SF Film-Maker Lara Lee: What happened to Us is Happening in Gaza

Sheila Samples: Jim Wallis: We Must Respond to the Needs of the Gulf Coast

Sheila Samples: VIDEO: Israel's 'self-defense' narrative falls apart

Sheila Samples: Reagan's Legacy of Deregulation Goes Haywire in the Gulf |

Sheila Samples: First They Came for the Cranky White House Columnist: Helen Thomas Learns That Free Speech is a Myth

Margaret Bassett: Facebook Quitters: Why People Leave Facebook

Dennis Kaiser: IAEA turns its attention to Israel - Focus - Al Jazeera English (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Obama, Democrats abandon stimulus for austerity

Wednesday, June 9:

Margaret Bassett: I Come to Praise Helen Thomas, Not to Bury Her

Sheila Samples: David Corn: Is the Tea Party Losing Its Strength?

Margaret Bassett: 20-18_wnc.mp3 (audio/mpeg Object) Hightower Audio

Josh Mitteldorf: SCOTUS Strikes Down Matching Funds Law (10 comments)

Sheila Samples: The Spill, The Scandal and the President

Sheila Samples: Pepe Escobar: The method in Israel's madness (1 comments)

Tuesday, June 8:

Dick Thomson: Jewish Ideology and World Peace (Gilad Atzmon)

Sheila Samples: Remember June 8th, 1967, We Remember USS Liberty (1 comments)

Joan Brunwasser: Richard Cohen, WaPo: What Helen Thomas Missed

Sheila Samples: Vanden Heuvel: Isn't there some room for Helen Thomas?

Sheila Samples: Jeremy Scahill: Blackwater for Sale

Sheila Samples: Strange Times at Jerry Falwell's Liberty U

Odyseus_97: Huckabee piles on Thomas, even after demanding Palestinians leave

Monday, June 7:

Sheila Samples: David Corn: Obama: An Incompetent Traitor?

M. Wizard: Noam Chomsky on Bill Clinton and the "Elite Imperial Mentality"

Sheila Samples: Mark Morford: Behold our dark, magnificent horror

Sheila Samples: Kidnapped by Israel, forsaken by Britain

Sunday, June 6:

Sheila Samples: The Tacitus Principle: How Israel and its Apologists Defend the Indefensible (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Nicholas Kristof: A Cancer Scare, a Scar, a Silver Lining

Dan Lieberman: The Government deficit - Stopping Deflation or Initiating Inflation Alternative Insight

M. Wizard: Chomsky Warns Of Risk Of Fascism In America (2 comments)

B. Ross Ashley: An act of state terrorism |

M. Wizard: Government Impotence and Corporate Rule

M. Wizard: Ralph Nader: Planning for Disaster

Sheila Samples: Frank Rich: Don't Get Mad, Mr. President. Get Even

Saturday, June 5:

Sheila Samples: What happened to us is happening in Gaza

Eileen Fleming: Propaganda VS The Truth and Personal Encounters with Hamas

Margaret Bassett: How Israeli Propaganda Shaped U.S. Media Coverage of the Flotilla Attack

Margaret Bassett: The Gaza Blockade Is Illegal and the Flotilla Attack Was an Illegal Act of War

Sheila Samples: Is this the week Israel became a real political issue?

Sheila Samples: Doubts Grow Over Israel's Value as U.S. Ally

Friday, June 4:

Don Smith: Whacking the Old Folks | The Nation

Sheila Samples: What If We Drop Israel? (1 comments)

Barry Werner: The Turkish Government Global Arbiter of Ethnic Violence? by Victor Davis Hanson

Barry Werner: Flotillas and Falsehoods by Mona Charen (2 comments)

Mac McKinney: Lift the Siege of Gaza By Patrick J. Buchanan

Mac McKinney: Glenn Greenwald: How Israeli propaganda shaped U.S. media coverage of the flotilla attack

Sheila Samples: Ruth Marcus: During oil spill crisis, do we need Obama to play Angry Daddy?

Margaret Bassett: Captured and Detained by Israel, an American Tells his Story

Margaret Bassett: Facebook Founder Sweats It Out - Dan Gillmor

Sheila Samples: Prosecuting Crimes Against the Earth

Thursday, June 3:

Sheila Samples: Jim Wallis: A Time for Moral Reckoning

Sheila Samples: E.J. Dionne Jr. - David Souter vs. the Antonin Scalias

Ned Lud: Hugo de Garis and the Coming Artilect War

Barry Werner: Erdogan and the Decline of the Turks, By ROBERT L. POLLOCK (1 comments)

Dick Thomson: Does Obama have a conflict of interest with stopping the oil flow? (1 comments)

Margaret Bassett: Glenn Greenwald Clobbers Eliot Spitzer in Debate on the Gaza Flotilla

Wednesday, June 2:

Ned Lud: Turkey has announced they will send another flotilla to Gaza--escorted by the Turkish Navy (10 comments)

Dennis Kaiser: Despite Flotilla Attack, Joint U.S.-Israeli Military Efforts Continue (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: David Corn: Obama and BP's Oil Spill: No Help From the Pundits

Sheila Samples: Goldstone vindicated by flotilla attack as Israel faces another UN investigation

Sheila Samples: Who the hell does Israel think she is?

Sheila Samples: Does Israel rule the world?

Sheila Samples: Robert Scheer: Treat Palestinians Like Jews (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Ruth Marcus - Intoxicated on fundraising

Tuesday, June 1:

Sheila Samples: Israel's 'friends' also to blame

GLloyd Rowsey: Fidel Talks About Empires and Drugs (2 comments)

Margaret Bassett: Ex-US Ambassador Among Those Seized by Israelis

Sheila Samples: Bob Herbert: Our Epic Foolishness

Margaret Bassett: Israel: Full, Impartial Investigation of Flotilla Killings Essential

Sheila Samples: Why Israel will get away with it

Rob Kall: Was seizing the flotilla legal? (7 comments)

B. Ross Ashley: Web Exclusive: An Open Letter to the Israeli Jewish Public: Support the Gaza Flotilla! | Articles | Canadian Dimension


Complete Archives